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Thomas Thwaites British Design Student takes apart a toaster via Re-Nest

Thomas Thwaites British Design Student takes apart a toaster via Re-Nest

Another working week is drawing to an end and since Monday we have come up with some great links from around the global that show that there are many people who are thinking and living sustainably. Our favourite is the pug – a great way to make learning about what you can do to reduce your environmental impact fun and enjoyable.

  • Reuse old fabric to make boutonnieres for a special occasion or special gift (from DesignMom).
  • Green Pug Recycles and few more plastic-free life tips from Beth on FakePlasticFish.
  • ‘Family Stuff’ by Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie is a series of photographic portraits showing the stuff that rural Chinese families possess. Lovely photos and also makes you think about what it would look like if you pulled all your belongings and stuff out to the front of the house and then took a picture – would it fit?!
  • A new Australian Fibre & Textile Environmental and Recycling Cooperative Research Centre (AFTER-CRC) is being established by the Techinical Textiles and Nonwoven association to start to reduce the amount of textiles that are going to Australian landfills. With over 1 million tonnes of fibrous wastes going to landfill in Australia each year this new organisation is a great first step in helping to solve the problem. Read more here.
  • Wondered what you could do with chopsticks when you had finished eating your sushi with them? Well, here are 10 great ideas.
  • Get creative with your closet and learn how to recycle an old t-shirt into an apron here.
  • And if you have a lot of rubber bands lying around (where do they come from?!) here are some ideas on how to recycle them.
  • Using old hair to help clean up the Gulf oil spill – from Re-nest.
  • The making of a toaster here and here.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thomas Thwaites then tried to make his own toaster via Re-Nest

Thomas Thwaites then tried to make his own toaster via Re-Nest

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